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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A sour collaboration with Crooked Stave.
Sour ale fermented in fouders with 3 strains of brettanomyces, aged in cognac barrels 11 months with a funky bunch of bacteria.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Taste from a bottle at RBSG. Dark red brown color. Thin ring of khaki head, Dots of lace. Woody toasty dark fruit spicy aroma. Moderate spicy taste, tart, moderate sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Very tasty sour brown.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (1172) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle pour at the Brouwers event. Pours cola like brown with a very nice sour front aroma. So many sour flavors here. Cherry, grape, and a little apple. This is an incredible beer. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7362) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pour from a 750 ml bottle at The Party Source/Ei8ht Ball. Pours a cloudy brown-amber with a tiny off-white head that quickly settles into a ring. Notes of sour cherry, brown sugar, oak, toast, balsamic vinegar, tannins, sour mash, cognac, and sweet and sour candy. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sour mouthfeel that is balanced by some sweetness and toastiness. Finishes drier than expected. Very nice take on the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (794) - - JUN 15, 2014
750ml corked bottle. Sour aroma with fruity notes, like cherry. Pours very dark brown with a thin, short-lived off white head and some lacing. Taste is sweet fruit with cherry notes and a lively, vinous mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation in this one. Finishes quite sour with the vinous flavor and mouthfeel lingering on the palate long after a sip. Nice, complex sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (6377) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster. Looks good; a airly transparent dark amberish brown with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes good too; malty and funky with notes of cherry, grape, oak, brett, and oak. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2546) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
bottle at WWBA this is a great one. pours brown wih great nose of booze and tart fruit. tastes of cherry, light caramel, cognac, plums, and twigs. fruity finish with a mellow carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10432) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Etched glass bottle at WWBA. Pours brown with off white head. Nose/taste of wood, sour funk, cognac, and caramel funk. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1934) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle..Pour is brown with a thin off white head. .Nose is funk, oak, caramel, spice, tart...Taste is tart, funk, cherries, soft vinegar, dry..

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Dark plum appearance. Mild head. Smell is fantastic. So cognac and liquor sweetness. Grapey and prune and toffee. Super grape forward. Fig and plum with sugar cane Splenda and some banana runt. The liquor cognac is really easy to pick out. So nice in the finish

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2478) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Aroma: Bready, Sour Mash, Mild Tobacco Appearance: Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Sour Mash, Dark Red Wine, Red Plums, Cranberries Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour, Mildly Tart


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